One suspect in the barbaric beheading of an off-duty British soldier has now been identified as Michael Abedolajo. Abedolajo, a Muslim from a Christian family, has also been linked with hate preacher Anjem Choudary. Both killers are of Nigerian background, and were previously identified by MI5.
According to police, “We can confirm that the [Metropolitan Police Service] executed a search warrant at an address in Lincolnshire. This is connected to the ongoing investigation into the murder of a man in Woolwich.” There were also reports of cops searching a floor flat in nearby Greenwich.
Choudary is widely known as a charismatic Islamist who once led a group called Al-Muhajiroun, which was banned by the government. According to Choudary, Abedolajo “converted around 2003 to Islam, before I met him and I knew him as his convert name ‘Mujaheed’ when he used to attend our demonstrations and lectures. I last saw him in 2011, he was a very nice man with impeccable character and nothing unusual about him.”
Britain has been swamped by radical Islamists over the past few decades.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).